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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 463–465 | Cite as

Valve replacement via upper partial sternotomy for quadricuspid aortic valve

  • Yukiharu SugimuraEmail author
  • Masanori Katoh
  • Takashi Murakami
  • Yuji Kato
  • Masaaki Toyama
Case Report
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Abstract

A 52-year-old man was referred to our clinic because of chronic heart failure. A Levine 3/6 diastolic heart murmur was audible at the apex. Chest radiography showed an enlarged left ventricle. Transthoracic echocardiography showed moderately severe aortic regurgitation. Left ventricular end-diastolic/systolic diameter and ejection fraction were 75/59 mm and 41 %, respectively. Preoperative transesophageal 3-dimensional echocardiography revealed a quadricuspid aortic valve whose cusps were of almost equal size. Aortic valve replacement was performed via upper partial sternotomy.

Keywords

Quadricuspid aortic valve Upper partial sternotomy Valve replacement 

Notes

Conflict of Interest

None.

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukiharu Sugimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masanori Katoh
    • 1
  • Takashi Murakami
    • 2
  • Yuji Kato
    • 2
  • Masaaki Toyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryFuji Heavy Industries Health Insurance Society Ota Memorial HospitalOtaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryKameda Medical CenterKamogawaJapan

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